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Messi named Expo 2020 Dubai ambassador

Multi-award-winning footballer, Lionel Messi was today announced as the first Global Ambassador for  Expo 2020 Dubai. Messi, who yesterday won the coveted Ballon D’Or for a record fifth time, is one of the most widely k

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US envoy visits GPIC

The Ambassador of the US to Bahrain William Roebuck visited the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) complex to take a look at the company’s state-of-the art infrastructure.   GPIC president Dr Abdu

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Expo 2020 Dubai to appoint ambassadors for event

The Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai has unveiled an Expo Ambassadorship Programme, which will include a series of global thought leaders and inspirers for the upcoming World Expo.   Following the recent ratif

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Bahrain’s move to lift subsidies ‘right’

Bahrain’s decision to lift subsidies is essential when tackling financial challenges caused by falling oil prices, said British Ambassador Simon Martin. He was speaking at his first official media round-table yesterday, which was held at

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Yemen severs diplomatic ties with Iran

The Saudi-backed Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran, state media reported. State news agency Saba, citing an unidentified person at the Yemeni presidency, said

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Bahrain recalls envoy to Iran after bomb-factory find

Bahrain has recalled its ambassador to Iran, a day after it said security forces had discovered a large bomb-making factory and arrested a number of suspects linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards.   Bahrain&#

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La Liga launches ambassadors programme

The Spanish football league (LaLiga) has introduced the ten players who will serve as Liga BBVA ambassadors in a gala which was attended by former players who will be responsible for expanding the international image of the competition. 

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Qatar appoints first envoy to Iraq in 25 years

Qatar's emir has appointed an ambassador to Iraq, the first since the embassy was closed 25 years ago, Iraqi and Qatari media said, in the latest sign of a thaw in relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq.  

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New envoy aims to boost Bahrain-Belgium ties

Enhancing bilateral ties with Belgium will be the main focus of Bahrain’s new ambassador to the key European Union member state. Dr Bahia Jawad Al Jishi will take up the new post in Brussels next month, where she aims to initiate more ec

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Bahrain recalls envoy to Iran, citing 'hostile statements'

Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements made by Iranian officials. The statements were a reflection of Iran's unfriendly attitude

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